- Series: Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi
- Paperback: 152 pages
- Publisher: Dark Horse (August 6, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781569711736
- ISBN-13: 978-1569711736
- ASIN: 1569711739
- Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.3 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #881,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Sith War (Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi) Paperback – August 6, 1996
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"The Sith War" focuses on the evil machinations of a corrupt Jedi named Exar Kun (who will play a major role in the "Jedi Academy Trilogy" books) who has become poisoned by the seductive dark side power of the Sith. Kun used his influence to corrupt a number of good Jedi with this power. One of these Jedi, named Ulic Qel-Droma, was so perverted by Kun's influence that he turned on his family, friends, and the entire Republic and was responsible for actions that thrust the galaxy into a devastating war. Qel-Droma is not an evil man, just a vulnerable man corrupted by the pure evil of Exar Kun. He comes to realize, to his horror, the consequences of his actions and tries to fight back at against Kun at great consequence to himself.
"The Sith War" provides a continuation of earlier "Tales of the Jedi" stories and answers many questions that readers may have from reading the current Star Wars novels. "The Sith War" is notable for showing the culmination of this bloody conflict, while also explaining what happened to Exar Kun.Read more ›
Events are beginning to pick up speed – Exar Kun and Ulic Qel-Droma are preparing to launch a war against the Republic and the Jedi Knights that protect it. Can they bring about a new golden age of the Sith? And, win or lose, what will the cost be?
My twelve-year-old son is a big Star Wars fan, and he picked up this series so that he could keep on learning about the Star Wars universe. Overall, we found this to be a pretty darn good book. I thought that the illustration work was very good, and found the story to be gripping. We both enjoyed the action and the many different creatures and races that are the hallmark of Star Wars.
Yep, we both enjoyed this book, and highly recommend it to you. We highly recommend the entire Tales of the Jedi series!
What was once considered a golden era of the Jedi, following the destruction and scattering of the Sith Empire (Its remnants were retconned later to be in hiding an reorganized before returning in the TOR era) with the Sith seemingly ceasing to be a major threat and opposition to the Jedi with only isolated pockets of Sith cults to be contained on planets like Onderon and mostly having to deal with small wars and criminals, is abruptly ended with Exar Kun and Ulic Qel-Droma creating their own powerful Sith organization and starting a major war in the galaxies that would affect the galaxy and the Republic for years and setting the stage for new Sith organizations to rise.
One of the main highlights here are the introduction of the Mandalorians, a warrior organization who despite not able to use the Force are nonetheless are force to be reckoned with and that it sets the stage for further use of the Mandalorians in the EU by other scriptwriters like those working on the KOTOR era.
While critics may have a point that the story seems too rushed and chaotic, Veitch and Anderson can only do so much with a few issues and that other scriptwriters may exploit the plotholes in their work.
Hugh Fleming's cover art in TOTJ is still as impressive as earlier cover art I've seen from him while working on TOTJ.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is awesome and worth picking up before Disney denies all past EU history of Star Wars.Published 5 months ago by Jared
it's a great comic and insight into the world of star wars. though the drawing by todays standards is pretty poor but i found it to be quite entertaining.Published on November 8, 2007 by C. Boyle
I found this volume of the Tales of the Jedi to be fairly good. The other volumes of this series were imaginative and did a good job of introducing this storyline and the broader... Read morePublished on January 9, 2007 by Angie Hager
The artwork is wanting, the storyline appeared to be very thrown together and I did not get any real sense of why the Sith legends were so impressive. Read morePublished on September 25, 2005 by N. Wells
This Comic can be found listed 3 ways. I am reviewing the first of the 3 that is called: Tales of the Jedi - The Sith War written by Kevin J Anderson and published July, 1996 with... Read morePublished on July 21, 2003 by JediMack
First things first:
There are Sith, technically. Just not a lot. The war itself is mostly fought by the Tetans. In any case, there is also a war. but it, too, is small. Read more
I gave this two stars because it is the logical conclusion to Veitch's TotJ series.
The problems with this book are almost uncountable. The art is ... bad. Read more